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Vivie Sinou
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How can I move a power point file saved in my "files" to a course module?

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Here is a video on 4 Ways to Upload/Embed PowerPoint into Canvas Instructure Courses using Office 365 / OneDrive or just the internal Canvas Files and features.

 

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Great video.  Vivie, are you the one who assigns us a "consumer key" and "shared secret" for installing the 365 app in Canvas?

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@aaron-garner- Well, I just took care of it! ? 

You will see Office365 in the Editor and on the left menu of your shells.

It links directly to OneDrive. 

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For file upload submission types, students will have the option to upload from OneDrive.

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I am not able to find any decent tutorials on this integration, but here is a quick run-down on what it supports. 

  • File Upload Assignments
    When an instructor allows file uploads, students can view the Office 365 tab and upload files directly from OneDrive, in addition to regular file uploads from a computer. 
     
  • Collaborations
    Users can create collaborations with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel documents. The creator can add individual users or groups from the course to participate in the collaboration. Collaborators can be added or removed at any time, but once a user is added to the collaboration, the user always has access to the collaboration in the user’s OneDrive folder.


  • Files from Office365 link (left menu of course)

    Users can access their OneDrive folder from Course Navigation link. Office 365 does not display a folder directly in a user’s Files page.

    Like other uploaded files in Canvas, student submissions are copied to a student’s submissions folder in user files if the file was uploaded using the File Upload or Office 365 upload assignment options. However, cloud assignment submissions are copied into the student’s OneDrive folder.

  • Modules
    Instructors can add links to OneDrive documents in Modules. When clicking on + item to a module, choose from external tool, and then Office365. Choose a file. 
  • Rich Content Editor
    The Office 365 LTI displays the OneDrive icon in the Rich Content Editor. The icon displays everything in a user’s OneDrive account and allows users to display documents as inline links. Students and instructors can view the icon anywhere they can access the Rich Content Editor, such as discussions and pages (as allowed).
  • SpeedGrader

    The Office 365 LTI includes an Office 365 viewer, which can be used to preview office documents in SpeedGrader and overrides any other previewer in Canvas.

    SpeedGrader displays any uploaded file type that is supported like other Canvas assignments. Some files cannot be previewed in SpeedGrader and have to be downloaded for viewing. Crocodoc can be used with supported file types.

CAUTION: A lot of this is not supported in the Canvas mobile app. 

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As usual you saved the day once again! Thank you for doing this.  After watching that video I realized that having it integrated into Canvas could be a big timesaver.  I'll have to see if it's missing any features compared to the full desktop version which I use.  I do a lot of sort of fancy stuff plus voiceovers.

Thanks again Vivie.

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@aaron-garner - You are welcome, Aaron. Thanks for raising the question! Smile

It seems very easy to use. 

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